Kybella Specialist

LA Skincare Center

Raisa Howard, NP

Cosmetic Dermatology located in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA & El Segundo, CA

If you struggle with a double chin that doesn’t respond to your best efforts at maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, the team at LA Skincare Center offers a nonsurgical treatment that can help. Kybella® is an injectable medication that’s FDA-approved and has been clinically proven to address submental chin fat, dramatically improving the appearance of a double chin. LA Skincare Center has convenient offices in Los Angeles and El Segundo, California. If you’d like to learn more about Kybella, call the office nearest you or schedule a consultation online.

Kybella

What causes a double chin?

Submental chin fullness, or double chin, refers to excess fat deposits beneath the chin. A few factors can contribute to the appearance of a double chin:

  • Genetics
  • Weight gain
  • Aging

Proper diet and exercise can sometimes improve the look of a double chin, but many people become frustrated because submental chin fullness won’t respond to healthy lifestyle choices.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the only injectable medication approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe submental chin fat in adults.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella is a synthetic version of a molecule that your body naturally produces, called deoxycholic acid. Your body uses deoxycholic acid to break down and absorb dietary fat in your digestive system. When the synthetic version is injected beneath your chin as Kybella, it destroys fat cells so they can no longer hold on to fat deposits.

What should I expect during a Kybella treatment?

The team of trained and experienced specialists at LA Skincare Center uses a tiny needle to perform multiple Kybella injections during a 15-20 minute treatment session. Because the needle is so slender, treatments usually aren’t painful, but you can ask your specialist to apply a topical anesthetic if you’re concerned that your skin might be sensitive to the procedure.

How many Kybella treatments will I need?

How many Kybella treatments you’ll need depends on your goals for your chin profile, how much fat needs to be removed, and other individual factors. During your initial consultation, your specialist will discuss your goals and then design a treatment plan based on your unique needs. Most of the time, six or fewer treatments spaced about a month apart will give you the results you’re seeking.

Will my results be permanent?

Because Kybella damages fat cells so they can no longer store fat deposits, once you’ve reached your desired goal, your results will be permanent. There’s no need for maintenance treatments.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effects associated with Kybella are problems around the injection site like redness, swelling, bruising, numbness, or pain. More serious side effects are possible but infrequent. Your specialist will discuss all possible side effects with you before your first treatment.

To find out more, call the LA Skincare Center office nearest you to schedule a consultation or make an appointment online today.